There are few things in life as important as chemistry. Oh, not that class you took in high school. I’m talking about the connection you have with other people. It’s difficult to describe but you know it when you feel it.Continue Reading →
You’re in the market for some printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) for your new product and you need to find the right supplier. You've looked online, gotten recommendations from friends and the choices are dizzying. Should you look domestically or overseas? What do you do now? Sourcing PCBA doesn't have to be difficult, but there are two basic questions you need to answer.Continue Reading →
Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth, has been killing it, especially since its September 2014 US IPO, when the company raised a remarkable $25 billion. According to Forbes, Alibaba posted 54% sales growth in its first earnings report following the IPO. Today the company has a market capitalization of nearly $200 billion and a brought in a net revenue exceeding $12 billion in 2015.
So here’s the situation. You have been sourcing domestically from the prototype phase through the first few production runs up to 1,000. Your product is starting to grow and in order for you to grow your business, and potentially reduce cost, you decide to start exploring an additional or new EMS provider.Continue Reading →
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Working with engineers is very similar to working with military personnel in that to communicate effectively you need to learn acronyms quickly! Follow along - OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) work with CMs (Contract Manufacturers) to bolster their supply chain. If your OEM produces electronics than your CM might be an EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services). The real question is this: Is your EMS also your ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) or are they helping with DFM (Design for Manufacturing/Manufacturability)?Continue Reading →